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The Meddler entertains, but barely


meddlerThe Globe and Mail’s movie review gave it three out of four stars but me and my gal pal panel who went to see it yesterday would only give it two out of four, and we’re a pretty astute bunch. We enjoyed it, somewhat, but can’t say any of us were overly impressed. And that’s from four women who can strongly relate to the main character.

Susan Sarandon stars as Marni, the Brooklyn-bred mother of Lori, played by Rose Byrne, who follows her screen-writer daughter to Los Angeles following the death of her husband. In order to give meaning to her new life as a widow, Marnie helicopter-parents her adult daughter and everyone she encounters in her daily life. A romantic interest appears in the form of a former cop called Zipper played by J.K. Simmons which takes the pressure off meddling in the love life of her daughter.

The movie had some lovely chuckles and was entertaining but you might want to wait and catch it when it comes on television, unless you’re in the mood for an afternoon or evening out with some nice warm theatre popcorn and Diet Coke. Even at the rip-off prices, that alone is usually worth the money.

Author: Lynda Davis

As an early Baby Boomer, born in 1947, it seems to me that as we approach our retirement years, Boomers have gone from being the energy driving our nation to slowly becoming invisible. We risk losing our identity as society remains stubbornly youth-centric. And the irony is that Gen Xers and Ys are not the majority; we are. BOOMERBROADcast is my platform for being the voice of Baby Boomers, women in particular. We've generated a lot of changes over the decades but there's still a long way to go. After a 40-year career in the corporate world, I've taken up expressing the observations and concerns of our generation. Instead of pounding the pavement in my bellbottoms with a cardboard sign, I'm pounding my laptop (I learned to type on a manual typewriter and old habits die hard). If you have issues or concerns you would like voiced or have comments on what I've voiced, I'd love to hear from you. We started breaking the rules in the sixties and now that we're in our sixties it's no time to become complacent. Hope you'll stay tuned and if you like BOOMERBROADcast, share it with your friends. Let's rock n' roll! If you would like to be notified whenever I publish a new posting, click on the little blue box in the lower right of your screen that says +Follow→ Lynda Davis

4 thoughts on “The Meddler entertains, but barely

  1. There is no doubt that Sarandon is excellent, but IMO she had a very poor script to work with. My review concludes that its a “weak script, full of clichéd melodrama, tired gags, and feigned sentimentality.” Your use of the term “barely” sums it up.


  2. Anyone wanting to see this movie should wait for it to come out on DVD….I kept waiting for it to get better….and it didn’t. Definitely a chick flick and not a big screen movie.

    Gail from Oakville


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